November 18, 2010 AT 12:56 pm

UPDATED PRODUCT – Digital RGB LED waterproof flexi-strip

Digitalledstrip Lrg

We started carrying the digital HL1606-type LED strips and have already written some nice libraries for them! Our first library is basic on/off control, its fast and easy to use, just setLEDcolor() to change each LED as you like.

Our second library is for those who want more color control, we has a full high-speed hardware PWM control system with 9 (512 color) or 12-bit (4096) RGB color (depending on how long the strip is). You can now animate strands of over a hundred of LEDs using only 3 digital SPI pins.

There are example sketches with each one.

Get your blink on and pick up a meter – we also suggest a 2A power supply if you want to control a lot of LEDs as the current requirements do add up fast!

We also took a new photo, it’s lovely!

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  1. Excellent! I’ve got 3 meters on order and can’t wait to get it in to start some projects. How about a tutorial on the new adafruit uniform?


    I want to make two similar belts for my daughters…

  2. Can you post a connection schematic? Found the Mosfet schematic for the analog LED string, but cannot find anything for the digital string.

  3. Is there a possibility you might start carrying strips with higher bit depth such as ones using the WS2801 or the 6803 controller IC?

    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12444 supports the 2801, 6803, and GE’s Color Effects strands, but I don’t think it supports the 1606. It’s good to have a domestic source for these, Color Kinetics patents make these "Asian Nodes" hard to source in the USA!

  4. andy, we’re working with some factories to try and get something like that but there is nothing on the market that we like so far…so this has to be custom spec’d. another thing is that the price might be much higher since its custom. you can get fairly good 9 or 16-bit color control with our arduino library (which can be ported easily) so please try it!

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